Karen, Darlaston, England Mostly because they love animals and they do it with honourable intentions. But in truth, only a tiny percentage actually do when compared to free animals.
Given the choice, If an animal lover says they would rather take a healthy animal from the wild than allow it to be free, then the reason is selfishness no matter how well-intended. To keep an animal confined even if you have a large garden is wrong. You deny it true freedom, choice of mates in the wild if you haven't already seen to it that that particular avenue of pleasure is cut off completely , and the ability to interact with its natural habitat.
No matter if the food is of a higher standard, or the safety Vs its natural environment, health and so on, at the end of the day, you deny it a normal life to benefit yourself. If you doubt it, apply the same restrictions to another species, say human, and see how far you get. After a while, animals like cats and dogs will rarely leave of their own volition when there is easy food and cover to be had.
If you want to test that theory try never feeding them and see if they return to your house. If they continually come back without your feeding it, then your obviously giving it something it doesn't get naturally, now your adding something to its life. An exception could be made if an animal is unable to survive in its natural habitat.
An animal's true welfare should come first if you have a pet, not your own. Vince, Greenock, UK Pets are fab!
They heal us and are our friends, without pets our lives would be boring Dominic, Birmingham, UK People are generally pretty phony. Pets help us deal with the frustration and loneliness that revelation brings. Dogs and cats are genuine - genuinely committed to a life of killing, eating, sleeping, crapping, screwing, etc.
We call them "people" because deep down we are disappointed with real people. Pets are wonderful, yes, but they are animals all the way and have their own animal cares which we may never fully understand. James Graham, Ageo Japan Animals have something to offer everyone.
Whether it is company or protection. It is apparent though that many of the characteristics we see in domesticated animals are bred into them as a result of humans naturally selecting the features they desire. Some dogs are bread to be placid whilst others to herd sheep. Some horses are bread for speed whilst others for stamina. What does this tell you? Animals are kept because we can benefit from them, this innate human nature.
To do what we can for ourselves. Keele, Devon, UK To take care of yourself and a pet at the same time delivers fulfillment and satisfaction. It also helps when the pet acknowledges that. Steve Dickman, North Reading, MA United States Other animals keep animals; ants farm aphids like people farm cows, herding them, milking them for the sweet liquid they produce and protecting them from predators. We probably keep animals for some subconscious benefit that somewhere along human history moved from survival to emotional.
Tessa Jane, Perth Australia Pets are animals. You have an animal then once you obtain this animal of your choice you then name it, therefore making this animal of your choosing a pet. The whole idea of buying and selling a pet is like a massive slave trade to me. Who can really say that just because an animal is happy to be with its current owner that it wouldn't be happy with another?
Moreover, how can one think that the reason their pet "loves" them in the first place isn't because they are giving the pet what it needs. Doesn't that make the entire relationship phoney. But I can honestly see why people love dogs as pet. Its a beautiful feel to take care of something besides yourself. To feel needed as a parent without the full commitment, is a safe way to do it. What I don't like is how those same people can treat animals better than they do other human beings for a relationship that is complete build on survival than true mutual choice. People that treat their pets better than other people are the true inadequate human beings.
Keenan p, Atlanta united states I admire Olivia from Worcester Park UK, for having the guts and gumption to admit the fact that having babies is not every woman's cup of tea. As for pets I adore them. I've had cats and dogs and believe me they've been best of friends. So what if we can't go out whenever we want to. Their love and affection for us has compensated for all that.
Joyoti Sen, Navi Mumbai India I disagree with the notion that humans keep pets for reasons that are ultimately selfish. In my family, pets find us. I had no intentions of keeping a pet until a frail, starving kitten approached me. She was literally screaming for food. I knew that she would die if I left her, so I took her in. She's been a wonderful companion for six years. Similarly, my childhood dog found my dad by walking into his warehouse and dropping a rock at his feet.
They played for awhile, and then my dad brought him home. He was a great part of the family for 16 years. I still miss him. Both of these pets had been abandoned and were in pretty bad shape before we took them in. They had the chance to live on their own, but they chose to live with humans. Maybe the answer is simple: Who wouldn't want that? We have a Pitbull and a Mastiff and trust me they run this household. I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of "allergies.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.
From a more biological viewpoint, perhaps it is our instinct to keep horses, camels, goats, hounds, 3)got the cat during a very stressful period in my life. You got it wrong Ross, being with humans makes me feel human, playing with my dog. The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, these visualizations comparing how cats see with how humans do.
I must try this again tomorrow, but at the top of the stairs. I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches. The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released, and seems to be more than willing to return.
He is obviously retarded. If the Quanhucun cats turn out to be close descendants of the Near Eastern strain, it would suggest they were domesticated elsewhere and later introduced to the region. Changsui Wang designed the research project. Songmei Hu, a zooarchaeologist, conducted the biometric measurement of cat bones. Weilin Wang, an archaeologist, excavated the Quanhucun site and supplied the archaeological context, including pottery cited in the paper. Xianglong Chen and Liangliang Hou prepared collagen samples for testing, and Xiaohong Wu conducted the radiocarbon dating.
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